Citrine is a stone as bright as its energy. Everything about this stone emanates positivity and joy. Even its name, which is derived from the French word for lemon, carries a sense of sun and joy attached to it. Found naturally in Brazil, Africa, Madagascar, Spain, Russia, France, Scotland and USA, this gemstone has been an ornamental gem for civilizations as early as 300 B.C., and a favorite with jewelry makers since the ancient Greeks and Romans. Even in first century A.D., citrine was being fashioned into cabochon rings and used in intaglio work. Later in the 17th century, Queen Victoria would become fascinated by the beauty of the stone, and as a result it would be used by Scottish men in kilt pins, shoulder broaches, and to adorn their swords and the handles of their daggers.
Blue Topaz: Blue topaz is one of the most beautiful and popular gemstones today. From early times, these shining blue stones have captivated us and inspired our imaginations. The meanings behind the blue topaz jewel may have been inspired by ancient beliefs, but we still find them relevant and significant today. Blue topaz can generally be found in three different shades: pale sky blue, cool Swiss blue, and deep London blue. The sparkling stones evoke images of the wind, sky, and water. Blue is the color of calm and quiet. It can help us channel relaxing energies and fight off chaos and negative emotions. Traditionally, the icy blue shades of topaz gemstones are associated with learning, understanding, creative inspiration and peaceful communication.